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The State Fair of Texas offers several different discounts and deals -- some benefit the North Texas Food Bank. You can feel good about saving money and helping a worthy cause at the same time.
Picking out your own pumpkin to decorate for fall of Halloween is a fun family tradition. DFW pumpkin farms make a great backdrop for taking family photos.
There are some great foods at the State Fair of Texas. Yes, many of them are fried. Here are my top picks.
Need to plan a kid's birthday party? Unwrap all the details on where to have a great birthday party in Dallas-Fort Worth, including zoos, museums, and more.
DFW has some great stores where you can shop for Halloween costumes.
The DFW area has some of the spookiest haunted houses and some of the nation's largest haunted houses -- including one that made it into the Guinness Book of World Records.
If you don't want to spend time cooking and doing all the dishes yourself, take the family to one of DFW's restaurants to celebrate Thanksgiving.
DFW has some cool festivals going on in October.
Here are some of the greatest Halloween activities for DFW. Don't forget your costume.
Need a break from shopping, baking and mailing holiday cards,create some new traditions with family and friends at DFW’s favorite holiday-themed entertainment venues. The metroplex has many holiday events that will be fun for the entire family. Take some time out of your hectic schedule to have a little holiday fun.
November brings cooler temperatures, great events and Thanksgiving.
Whether you're in the mood for a Prime Steak, vegetarian or Diver Sea Scallops, here are some of the best five-star restaurants in DFW.
There are 12 Dallas Cowboys enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The list includes 10 players, Head Coach Tom Landry, and Dallas Cowboys President/General Manager Tex Schramm.
The State Fair of Texas runs from September 28 through October 21, 2012. Don't miss the greatest state fair in the United States!
Enjoy the ho-ho-holidays with fun events in DFW.
DFW has some great Christmas shows, musicals and comedies -- perfect for the entire family.
Jerry Jones wants you to have a good time tailgating at AT&T Cowboys Stadium -- but there are some rules you must follow.
The Texas Star is a 212.5-foot-tall ferris wheel at Fair Park in Texas. It made its first appearance at the 1985 State Fair of Texas and has run every year since. With 44 gondolas able to seat six people each, up to 264 riders can be on the wheel at once.
Ring in the New Year with an awesome celebration. Some are elegant sit-down dinners and some are on-your-feet-dancing parties. Many are some combination of the two. Some are non-traditional ways to celebrate like Prairie Lights or the Dallas Stars hockey game.
If you're unemployed, have no insurance or you're on Medicaid, you can get a free flu shot for yourself or your child in Dallas County.
Dallas-Fort Worth is a shopping mecca for formal wear, including dresses for prom, formal dances, and quinceaneras.
Tis the season to shop for holiday decorations for your home. Here are several stores that offer artificial Christmas trees, tree stands, prelit trees, wreaths, beautiful decorations and holiday home decor.
DFW has many unique holiday lighting displays to view. Admission is usually free.
June 15, 2014 is Father's Day. Give him something special because Dads are really special.
On a gluten-free diet? Believe it or not, there are some G-F foods that you can enjoy at the State Fair of Texas. Cotton candy is a yes!
Family Fall Festival planned at Collin Creek Mall in Plano.
DFW celebrates July 4th in a big way -- as only Texans can. There are many places to attend festivals, celebrate and watch fabulous fireworks displays. Addison's Kaboom Town! is one of the best fireworks shows in the nation.
Why not spice up your Thanksgiving meal with a Cajun Fried Turkey? You can still make dressing and sweet potatoes.
Ring in the new year with lots of fun activities in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Autumn at the Arboretum is a beautiful transition of the garden from spring colors to radiant fall colors.
Some summer camps are educational, some are athletic and some are just plain fun. Here is a list of every summer camp in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Many restaurants in DFW offer brunch on the weekends, including buffets and bottomless mimosas. Here is a guide to the restaurants you should try.
You're invited to Story Time every Tuesday in September at Pottery Barn Kids at Stonebriar Centre. The free fun starts at 11:00 a.m. with 30 minutes of reading favorite children’s books.
October means fall in Texas. It's time for football, tailgate parties, festivals, concerts, the State Fair of Texas, pleasant temperatures and so much more.
Cupcakes are quite possibly the perfect dessert. They're great for parties and the perfect little sugar fix. Here are the best cupcakes Dallas has to offer.
For a really big screen experience, check out an IMAX theatre. The screen is so wide and so high that you will feel you are inside the film, but the size of the image does not diminish the quality. IMAX films come in all varieties, from museum-quality documentaries to the latest Hollywood blockbusters.
From state-infused Tex-Mex style to authentic family recipes, there’s a taco for every palate. Here are the ten best tacos in Dallas.
Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Texas is a transormation from theme park to SCREAM PARK!
Dallas and Fort Worth have a wonderful variety of restaurants where you can enjoy fine dining, casual dining, family-style dining, fast casual, fast food or take-out.
Fall weather brings lots of outdoor activities for you to enjoy in DFW. Don't miss pumpkin patches, Halloween events, the State Fair of Texas and so much more.
This photo was taken from the grassy knoll. The route of the presidential motorcade would have taken John F. Kennedy across this view twice. Page 5.
More than six million people live in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex and more than forty school districts serve the areas in and around Dallas and Fort Worth.
The eight finalists for the Sixth Annual Big Tex Choice Awards were announced Wednesday. Make plans now to attend the State Fair of Texas.
Check out some great concerts at the State Fair of Texas. There's no additional charge for concerts. How cool is that?
Find information on local, state, and national elections. Tarrant County election web sites will help you find polling places, ballot samples and other information.
Everman Independent School District is located to the southeast of Fort Worth. More than 4,200 students attend Everman schools.
Many witnesses claim they heard shots coming from the grassy knoll on the north side of Elm Street. The grassy knoll affords a clear view of the length of Elm Street. Page 4.
The Dallas Mavericks beat the LA Lakers in LA tonight 93-81 in game 2 of the NBA playoffs, second round.
Photos taken of the area on the day of the Kennedy assassination have been pored over by investigators and theorists alike in the years since. One mystery still unsolved is that of a mysterious silhouette leaning on the fence at the top of the grassy knoll. If you squint at the original photo, it looks like a black dog, hence the nickname “Black Dog Man”. Page 6.
Thanksgiving is an excellent excuse to gather around the table with family and friends, eat delicious meals and watch some great football. In 2013, Thanksgiving Day is November 28th.
Many DFW businesses offer senior citizen and/or military discounts.
The San Francisco Giants won 9-0 over the Texas Rangers in Game 2 of the 2010 World Series.
Seasons 52 is a fresh grill and wine bar restaurant that incorporates ingredients and menu items that are indigenous to Texas. Seasons 52 boasts 63 wines by-the-glass and nothing on the menu over 475 calories.
The American Idols Live! Season 10 tour is coming to DFW on July 20, 2011.
When was JFK shot? What time was Lee Harvey Oswald arrested? The events of the JFK assassination happened quickly on Nov 22, 1963. Here is a brief timeline touching on the major points of the day and those following.
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010. Page 6.
In 1997, researchers tested a long-standing theory that someone could have hidden in the storm drain, shot President Kennedy, and escaped under the city. Page 7.
Come celebrate the season as Six Flags Over Texas transforms into a magical wonderland.
Here are some things you didn't know where scary at the 2014 State Fair of Texas.
Knitting boutiques are as unique as their owners. While most will carry a good selection of high-end yarns and patterns, the precise stock will vary according to the owners' likes as well as the likes and interests of their customers. The social aspect of knitting is another important consideration when choosing a store. All these knitteries have classes and other gatherings.
When it's 110 degrees in August, what tastes better than an icy margarita? Here's a guide to the ten best margaritas throughout DFW.
The Galleria Dallas is an upscale shopping mall located at the intersection of I-635 and the Dallas North Tollway. Anchor stores include Macy's, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. Don't miss great shopping at American Girl Boutique and Bistro, Tiffany & Co, Banana Republic, Gap, and the Westin Galleria.
Grapevine Mills Mall is just north of the DFW airport. A popular shopping destination for locals and tourists, the mall has food, entertainment, and organized activities like MallWalkers and a kids' club.
November is a cool time for a festival! Don't miss the Romanian Festival in Colleyville.
The 2014 Spring Thoroughbred Season kicks off on April 10 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie.
Less than two blocks away from where President Kennedy was shot, the city of Dallas and many donors erected a monument to the fallen president. The JFK Memorial is a simple monument. Page 8.
Read my review of Hook, Line and Sinker. If you haven't been there lately, it's time to go. Check out the newest location in Far North Dallas.
September 1, 2011 is the beginning of dove hunting season in Texas.
Enjoy this walking tour which takes you past some of downtown Dallas's nicest parks and well-known buildings. The entire tour can be completed in about forty-five minutes, but I encourage you to stop and relax in the parks, take in some shopping, and try the restaurants along the way.
The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex seemingly has malls tucked in every corner. Discover shopping centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.
I love a good fiesta with Mexican food, music and more. Living in DFW means we're in the perfect place
Dallas has museums with world-class art, in-depth history, and unique exhibits. These are some of the free museums in the Metroplex.
You can't bring a big purse, diaper bag or fanny pack to AT&T Cowboys Stadium -- but then again, why would you want to anyway?
The Ronald McDonald House Trains Exhibit Rolls Through Dallas this Holiday Season November 23, 2013 through January 5, 2014 at NorthPark Center.
Inside the JFK Memorial is a low granite square with the name John Fitzgerald Kennedy carved in it and painted gold to reflect the light from the white walls. Page 9.
Texas summers are hot and water parks are a great way to chill. Most parks open in May and remain open until Labor Day weekend.
CityArts Festival offers activities and entertainment for families and art aficionados alike to enjoy against the backdrop of historic Fair Park during Memorial Day Weekend.
Enjoy a compilation of hundreds of Santas in all shapes, sizes and colors from private collections on display in the DeGolyer Estate.
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010. Page 7.
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010. Page 8.
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010. Page 13.
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010. Page 11.
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010. Page 10.
Blue Martini is a new, upscale bar/lounge that's a one-stop destination for dining, drinking and dancing at the Shops at Legacy in Plano, Texas.
DFW has abundance of local charities that would love to have your unwanted items. Your trash might be someone else's treasure.
Chocolate is a romantic indulgence -- perfect for Valentine's Day or anyday that ends in
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010. Page 12.
With a change in the season comes a change in our taste buds. It's time to enjoy delicious foods made with cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin.
For 72 hours only, Southwest Airlines celebrates Halloween with spooktacular low fares.
The Warren Commission believed that Lee Harvey Oswald fired out of a corner window on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository. Cardboard boxes were found arranged in a “sniper's nest” looking over Houston Street and Elm Street. Page 2.
Build-A-Bear Workshop lets the kids create their own stuffed animal, dress them, and accessorize them. The only limit is their imagination (and your wallet). Build-A-Bear Workshop offers party planning for groups of more than six.
A number of DFW restaurants are open Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
Oak Lawn is a wealthy part of Dallas with many high-rise condos, apartments and townhomes. Oak Lawn is known for its fabulous restaurants, bars and clubs. Many in this area cater to the gay and lesbian community.
How about a staycation when Spring Break rolls around mid-March? The DFW area has many great things to do over the break from school.
DFW loves us some barbecue! Who do you think smokes the best meat? Here's a look at some of the best barbecue joints in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
Some theories of the Kennedy assassination point out that a second-floor window was partially open on the Elm Place building. Page 3.
Southwest Airlines lowers fares for fall through August 1, 2011.
Several DFW area restaurants offer free kids meals with the purchase of an adult meal. Enjoy!
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010. Page 9.
One of the most desirable Dallas neighborhoods is Preston Hollow. President Bush lives here.
Reunion Tower is a highlight of the Dallas skyline.
Here are some fun ways to celebrate Halloween in Dallas.
Ready to get your Irish on? DFW has many great Irish pubs and restaurants where you can celebrate St. Patrick's Day or any day. Sláinte!
JFK Memorial Plaque. Dallas. Page 10.
What's up Doc? Bugs Bunny Boomtown is open. That's what.
Crowley Independent School District, located south of Fort Worth, has nearly 15,000 students. It serves the cities of Crowley, Edgecliff Park, and a portion of Fort Worth.
Burleson Independent School District is located just south of Fort Worth in Tarrant and Johnson Counties.
The Heritage Senior Center in Irving provides recreational activities, hot meals, and informative classes for senior citizens.
From Easter events to Major League Baseball, here is a list of what to see and things to do in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for April 2014.
The average number of days where the high is more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit is a mere sixteen, but in the middle of summer, that's no comfort.
Collin County has nearly a half million citizens eligible to vote. Registering to vote is simple and quick. Information on elections, polling places, and more is available on the Collin County Elections web site.
Have you tried the Fried Cuban Sandwich at the State Fair of Texas? Hear me now, believe me later -- it's good!
Haggard Park in downtown Plano is a public park with a pond, gazebo, playground, and picnic areas.
The State Fair of Texas runs from September 28 through October 21, 2012.
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010. Page 14.
DFW has many great places to enjoy a frozen treat and beat the Texas heat.
There are 24 Fortune 500 companies based in the DFW area.
The Texas School Book Depository houses offices and the Sixth Floor Museum, a fascinating look at the life of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the national mood in the years leading up to and during his presidency, and the ideas and evidence behind many of the conspiracy theories that have developed since his death.
The Old Red Courthouse in downtown Dallas is a fine example of the courthouse-building fervor that swept through Texas in the 1880s and 1890s. In an imposing Romanesque style with turrets and gargoyles (actually wyverns), the courthouse dominates the area near Dealey Plaza, even though it is not as tall as many of the surrounding buildings.
Some restaurants are offering free meals to veterans on Veteran's Day, which is November 11, 2013.
The Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) is a fifteen-member elected body whose purpose is to establish policies and set standards for Texas public schools and to mandate instruction in the knowledge and skills essential to a well-balanced curriculum. The SBOE also oversees the Permanent School Fund, which provides money to Texas public schools through investments and rentals, royalties, and sales of public lands.
DFW loves its big Christmas trees. How do you decorate for the holidays?
Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District is located in the Dallas North area and has more than 26,000 students. It serves portions of the cities of Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison, Coppell, Dallas, and Irving with twenty-seven elementary schools, six middle schools, five high schools, and three special programs centers.
DFW has many places where you can pick up the entire Christmas Day meal.
Children attending school in Texas are required to have been vaccinated for nine communicable diseases before entering grades kindergarten through twelfth. Children attending day care in Texas must also be vaccinated for three more communicable diseases.
DFW has many great restaurants to enjoy a slice of pie. What's your favorite place?
Allen Premium Outlets is a great place to find discounts on your favorite designer items.
The Dallas Cowboys travel to Houston to take on the Texans Saturday, August 28 at 7 p.m. on CBS.
If you're looking for wine and roses, this isn't the place. No ordinary stuff here.
The Fort Worth Independent School District is the fifth largest school district in Texas with nearly 80,000 students. Fort Worth ISD serves the cities of Fort Worth, Benbrook, Westover Hills, Westworth Village, Haltom City, Forest Hills, and some unincorporated portions of Tarrant County with 80 elementary schools, 24 niddle schools, 13 high schools and 27 special campuses.
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010. Page 3.
Find information on local, state, and national elections. County election web sites will help you find polling places, ballot samples, and other information.
Mobile Pet Grooming
The West End is full of restaurants, bars and entertainment in Dallas.
At Build-A-Bear Workshops, kids get to build, dress, and accessorize their own stuffed animal. The new toys get a birth certificate with the name of the stuffed animal and the owner's name. More recently, a virtual Build-A-Bear allows new owners to have online adventures with their stuffed animal. Parties start as low as $10 per guest.
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010. Page 5.
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010. Page 4.
Arlington Independent School District is the eighth largest school district in Texas and the 66th in the nation with more than 63,000 students.
The Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex has five professional baseball teams. The Texas Rangers, a Major League team, play at the Ballpark at Arlington. The Frisco Roughriders, affiliate to the Texas Rangers, play at the Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco. The Fort Worth Cats play at historic LaGrave Field and the Tarrant Blue Thunder play at Crosstimbers Ballpark in North Richland Hills. The Grand Prairie AirHogs play at the Stadium at Lone Star Park.
Here are some fun things to do in June 2014.
Hams are a wonderful addition to your holiday meal. DFW has several restaurants that specialize in delicious hams.
For a long time, downtown Dallas was the business district and nothing else. Streets cleared out shortly after five. Historic buildings sat empty at night, some empty during the day. In the last decade, the city of Dallas and several developers have made a concerted effort to bring life back to downtown. Nowadays, downtown still has the businesses, but the efforts have brought in urban dwellers, more shopping, nightlife—downtown Dallas has a character all its own.
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010.
The annual Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo has been going on for more than a century. Every year, animals from around the state and some from around the world show and compete at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in the Fort Worth Cultural District.
NorthPark Center, located on Central Expressway in Dallas, is an upscale shopping center.
Birdville Independent School District, with over 22,000 students, is located between Dallas and Fort Worth.
No kidding, DFW has some great comedy nightclubs. Laughter burns calories too!
The Dallas World Aquarium showcases a variety of exotic and endangered species in a series of ecosystems designed to make the animals feel at home. Visitors wind through the exhibits on gently sloped paths with plenty of places for grandparents and toddlers to sit a moment. Three restaurants provide fine dining—and kids' meals—at the end of an enjoyable visit.